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How to get started with weight loss?

Are you searching the web for ways to lose weight?
If so, you are not alone. As overweight or obesity now affects close to 70 percent of all US adults, more and more Americans are searching online for cheap, fast, and quick ways to lose weight.

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Where to start to lose weight?

Start with understanding your body mass index using any of the online BMI calculators including the one available on http://www.w8md.com

If your body mass index(BMI) is over 25 and below 30, you are considered overweight.
BMI between 30 – 35 is mild degree of obesity
BMI bentween 35-40 is considered moderate Obesity
BMI above 40 is considered morbid obesity

What is healthy weight loss?
It’s natural for anyone trying to lose weight to want to lose it very quickly. But evidence shows that people who lose weight gradually and steadily (about 1 to 2 pounds per week) are more successful at keeping weight off. Healthy weight loss isn’t just about a “diet” or “program”. It’s about an ongoing lifestyle that includes long-term changes in daily eating and exercise habits.

How many calories to eat to lose weight?

To lose weight, you must use up more calories than you take in.

To lose one pound of weight, you need to reduce your calories by about 3,500. So, if you reduce your caloric intake by 500—1000 calories per day, you are expected to lose about 1 to 2 pounds per week assuming you are able to keep track of the calories, including hidden calories, strictly.

How to Keep track of calories for weight loss?

It is, however, a bit hard for most people to keep tract of calories. In that situation, a meal replacement or labelled products with proper nutritional information might be an option.

Fortunately, there are many smart phone apps that you can download from the app store of your phone that might assist you in keeping track of the calories.

Role of physical activity for weight loss and maitanance!

t might come as a shock to most people but when it comes to losing weight, exercise alone is pretty useless, according to Dr. Eric Ravussin, a prominent exercise researcher and chair of diabetes and metabolism at Lousiana State University as reported on Time Magazine.

This very interesting article on Time Magazine goes on to add that many recent studies have found that exercise isn’t as important in helping people lose weight as you hear so regularly in gym advertisements or on shows like The Biggest Loser — or, for that matter, from magazines like this one.

Read more:http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1914974,00.html#ixzz2RCONZWhH

This is what Bally’s Fitness Says on their website:

You might not expect to hear this from the nation’s leading exercise and fitness company, but here’s the hard truth:

When it comes to losing weight, exercise alone usually doesn’t cut it. Most people need a COMBINED approach that addresses both diet and exercise.

http://www.ballyfitness.com/achieve-your-goals/fitness-tips/weight-loss-tips/fitness-tips_exercise-and-more.aspx

Why Exercise Alone Does Not Help?

According to Dr. Prab R. Tumpati, MD, a fellowship trained obesity medicine physician and founder W8MD Medical Weight Loss Centers of America, exercise stimulates appetite, and also builds heavier muscle, two factors that negate any weight lost through burning of calories!

Exercise is still important!

However, exercise does help in combination with diet or for maintenance. Once you’ve achieved a healthy weight, by relying on healthful eating and physical activity most days of the week (about 60—90 minutes, moderate intensity), you are more likely to be successful at keeping the weight off over the long term.

Losing weight is not easy, and it takes commitment. But if you’re ready to get started, we’ve got a step-by-step guide to help get you on the road to weight loss and better health.

Benefits of Losing Weight!
The good news is that no matter what your weight loss goal is, even a modest weight loss, such as 5 to 10 percent of your total body weight, is likely to produce health benefits, such as improvements in blood pressure, blood cholesterol, and blood sugars.

Even a seemingly small amount of 5 pounds of weight loss, if maitained over the years can significantly lower your health risks by as much as 40% in women and 48% in men.

For example, if you weigh 200 pounds, a 5 percent weight loss equals 10 pounds, bringing your weight down to 190 pounds. While this weight may still be in the “overweight” or “obese” range, this modest weight loss can decrease your risk factors for chronic diseases related to obesity.

Small Steps For Weight Loss Go A Long Way

So even if the overall goal seems large, see it as a journey rather than just a final destination. You’ll learn new eating and physical activity habits that will help you live a healthier lifestyle. These habits may help you maintain your weight loss over time.

After losing the weight, take steps to maintain it!

In addition to improving your health, maintaining a weight loss is likely to improve your life in other ways. For example, a study of participants in the National Weight Control Registry found that those who had maintained a significant weight loss reported improvements in not only their physical health, but also their energy levels, physical mobility, general mood, and self-confidence.

What are the risk of weight gain?

If you are overweight or obese you are at risk
of developing the following diseases:
■ High blood pressure
■ High blood cholesterol
■ Type 2 diabetes
■ Coronary heart disease
■ Stroke
■ Gallbladder disease
■ Arthritis
■ Sleep apnea and breathing problems
■ Some cancers
● Endometrial
● Breast
● Prostate
● Colon

4 Steps To Getting Started With Losing Weight!

Losing weight takes commitment and understanding the factors causing the weight gain.

Read the three things that are wrong with our diet before you get started. Also check if you might be insulin resistant that may be causing your weight gain, especially around the tummy and upper part using this free W8MD Insulin Resistance Calculator

5 Step guide to getting started.

Step 1: Make a commitment.
Step 2: Take stock of where you are.
Step 3: Set realistic goals.
Step 4: Identify resources for information and support.
Step 5: Continually “check in” with yourself to monitor your progress.
Step 1: Make a commitment.
Making the decision to lose weight, change your lifestyle, and become healthier is a big step to take. Start simply by making a commitment to yourself. Many people find it helpful to sign a written contract committing to the process. This contract may include things like the amount of weight you want to lose, the date you’d like to lose the weight by, the dietary changes you’ll make to establish healthy eating habits, and a plan for getting regular physical activity.

Writing down the reasons why you want to lose weight can also help. It might be because you have a family history of heart disease, or because you want to see your kids get married, or simply because you want to feel better in your clothes. Post these reasons where they serve as a daily reminder of why you want to make this change.

Step 2: Take stock of where you are.
Check your height, weight, calculate your body mass index, and where you are in the BMI scale. Understand that BMI alone is not a great measure of your metabolic risk as the distribution of the weight plays a very important role. If you have the weight around the tummy or upper part of the body, it could be a sign of a problem called metabolic syndrome, which increases the risk of diabetes, prediabetes, and cardiovascular disease.

Start With A Food Diary!

Keep a “food diary” for a few days, in which you write down everything you eat. By doing this, you become more aware of what you are eating and when you are eating. This awareness can help you avoid mindless eating.

Check Your Lifestyle and Habits

Next, examine your current lifestyle. Identify things that might pose challenges to your weight loss efforts. For example, does your work or travel schedule make it difficult to get enough physical activity? Do you find yourself eating sugary foods because that’s what you buy for your kids? Do your coworkers frequently bring high-calorie items, such as doughnuts, to the workplace to share with everyone? Think through things you can do to help overcome these challenges. See if you might have sleep apnea, or other sleeping issues that may be contibuting to your weight gain.

Are You Insulin Resistant?

Affecting about 1/3rd of the US population, insulin resistance is very common and leads to central obesity or belly fat. Also called insulin resistance syndrome, this condition increases inflammation in the body leading to increased risk of diabetes, heart disease and many other disorders including some cancers. However, the diagnosis of insulin resistance is fairly simple.

Identify The Factors Contributing To Your Weight Gain!

Finally, think about aspects of your lifestyle that can help you lose weight. For example, is there an area near your workplace where you and some coworkers can take a walk at lunchtime?

Step 3: Set realistic goals.
Set some short-term goals and reward your efforts along the way. If your long-term goal is to lose 40 pounds and to control your high blood pressure, some short-term eating and physical activity goals might be to start eating breakfast, taking a 15 minute walk in the evenings, or having a salad or vegetable with supper.

Step 4: Identify resources for weight loss

Here is a list of free online articles, books and papers that you can read to understand what is causing the weight gain and how to lose the weight, and keep it off.

Step 5: Continually check and monitor your progress

Once you reached your weight loss goals, it is important to take steps to keep it off! Focus on two or three goals at a time. Great, effective goals are — Specific, Realistic and Forgiving Goals!

How can W8MD Medical Weight Loss Centers Program Help?

As one of the very programs to accept health insurance for the physician visits in Greater Philadelphia area offered at two convenient locations in North East Philadelphia and King Of Prussia, our physician supervised medical weight loss program can help you reach your weight loss goals and help you keep it off.

Insurance Coverage For Weight Loss Visits

Since your insurance most likely covers the physician visit, all you pay would be your copays, if any.  Thanks to the Affordable Care Act of 2010, most insurances do offer full insurance coverage for obesity screening and treatment as obesity is now considered a preventable medication condition that cannot be excluded. In fact, the Affordable Care Act of 2010 mandates all insurances, including Medicare, to provide full insurance coverage for obesity!

With W8MD’s Insurance Weight Loss Program, you may only have to pay your copays as most insurances cover the cost of the visits.

The weight loss medications such as diet pills or appetite suppressant medications, Very Low Calorie Protein Bars, Shakes, Smoothies, and other weight loss supplements are all optional tools.

If you have a little or a lot to lose, consider the unique W8MD Medical Weight Loss Centers program in Greater Philadelpia.

You have nothing to lose except your unwanted pounds! Trim Down Your Waist, Not Your Wallet! Think WeightMD (W8MD) for Weight loss! Call 1800-W8MD-007 for more information.

 

Third Party Testimonials for Weight Loss On Zocdoc

“Dr. Tumpati takes his time with you to explain everything, very thorough” – Carolann Z.”

“I would most definitely recommend to go to here. They are very nice helpful and know what they are doing and talking about, I can see that the doctor has experience for sure.” Anynmous Patient On Zocdoc

“I like the Doc. He seem’s to know what he’s talking about nice guy” – Anonymous Patient on Zocdoc